I purchased the student version of Matlab as well as the datafeed and financial toolbox. The financial toolbox looks good, but I'm not sure how useful the datafeed is. It gives me 3 options: Yahoo, IDC, and Bloomberg, of which only Yahoo works. I'm not sure if I have to pay to get the feeds from Bloomberg or IDC, but I'm looking for historical data, preferably 1 minute or less (1 second or tick would be even better). If I can't get this info for free I'd like to know if I could get it somewhere cheap so I can test out some of the technicals on the financial toolbox with Matlab and backtest it. Thanks.